#ClownLivesMatter? Mississippi County Bans Them Until After Halloween

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*I’m one of a seemingly diminishing minority who loves clowns.   I grew up watching Oopsy The Clown in Detroit

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…before moving on to Bozo

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…and who could forget my boy Ronald, who’s probably responsible for my membership in the seemingly increasing majority of obese, hypertensive people.

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ANYWAY, because of my lifetime affinity for clowns, I don’t get the creepy clown craze.  I laugh when I see their demonic depictions among Halloween decorations.

But then, I’ve never read Stephen King’s It, either.

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(Scare ya, yet?)

ANYWAY, a Mississippi county of about 10,000 has said enough is enough with the creepy clowns, having just enacted a ban that prevents people from dressing as clowns at least until after Halloween.  

According to the Kemper County Messenger, anyone caught in public wearing a clown costume, mask or makeup could face a $150 fine.

150 bucks.  That’s a lot of Chicken McNuggets.

Kemper County Supervisors’ president Johnny Whitsett insists that public safety is the issue.  People, he posits, could react badly if they get scared by a clown.

I can see the signs in protest of the ban now:  

#ClownLivesMatter

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This blog was lovingly written by freelancer Michael P Coleman, and it’s dedicated to his husband who’s terrified of clowns.  Follow Coleman on Twitter.  

 

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